Free Evaluation

November 2015


Application Final Action Dates For Employment-based Preference Cases

Employment-Based

All Charge-ability Areas Except Those Listed

China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
1st Current Current Current Current Current
2nd Current February 1st 2012 August 1st 2006 Current Current
3rd August 15th 2015 January 1st 2012 April 1st 2004 August 15th 2015 June 15th 2007
Other Workers August 15th 2015 April 1st 2006 April 1st 2004 August 15th 2015 June 15th 2007
4th Current Current Current Current Current
Certain Religious Workers Current Current Current Current Current

5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5)

Current November 22nd 2013 Current Current Current

5th Regional Center (I5 and R5)

Current November 22nd 2013 Current Current Current

Dates For Filing Of Employment-based Visa Applications

Employment- Based All Charge-ability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
1st Current Current Current Current Current
2nd Current January 1st 2013 July 1st 2009 Current Current
3rd September 1st 2015 October 1st 2013 July 1st 2005 September 1st 2015 January 1st 2010
Other Workers September 1st 2015 January 1st 2007 July 1st 2005 September 1st 2015 January 1st 2010
4th Current Current Current Current Current
Certain Religious Workers, Current Current Current Current Current
5th Non-Regional Center (C5 and T5) Current May 1st 2015 Current Current Current
5th Regional Center (I5 and R5) Current May 1st 2015 Current Current Current

First: Priority Workers: 28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required for fourth and fifth preferences.

Second: Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability: 28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required by first preference.

Third: Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers: 28.6% of the worldwide level, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences, not more than 10,000 of which to "*Other Workers".

Fourth: Certain Special Immigrants: 7.1% of the worldwide level.

Fifth: Employment Creation: 7.1% of the worldwide level, not less than 3,000 of which reserved for investors in a targeted rural or high-unemployment area, and 3,000 set aside for investors in regional centers by Sec. 610 of Pub. L. 102-395.

Application Final Action Dates For Family-sponsored Preference Cases

Family-Sponsored All Charge-ability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 February 22nd 2008 February 22nd 2008 February 22nd 2008 December 1st 1994 June 1st 2002
F2A May 15th 2014 May 15th 2014 May 15th 2014 April 1st 2014 May 15th 2014
F2B February 8th 2009 February 8th 2009 February 8th 2009 August 22nd 1995 November 1st 2004
F3 June 15th 2004 June 15th 2004 June 15th 2004 June 15th 1994 October 8th 1993
F4 March 1st 2003 March 1st 2003 March 1st 2003 April 1st 1997 June 15th 1992

Dates For Filing Family-sponsored Visa Applications

Family- Sponsored All Charge-ability Areas Except Those Listed China: mainland born India Mexico Philippines
F1 May 1st 2009 May 1st 2009 May 1st 2009 April 1st 1995 September 1st 2005
F2A March 1st 2015 March 1st 2015 March 1st 2015 March 1st 2015 March 1st 2015
F2B July 1st 2010 July 1st 2010 July 1st 2010 April 1st 1996 May 1st 2005
F3 April 1st 2005 April 1st 2005 April 1st 2005 May 1st 1995 August 1st 1995
F4 February 1st 2004 February 1st 2004 February 1st 2004 June 1st 1998 January 1st 1993

First: (F1) Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens

Second: Spouses and Children, and Unmarried Sons and Daughters of Permanent Residents

A. (F2A) Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents

B. (F2B) Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 years of age or older) of Permanent Residents

Third: (F3) Married Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens

Fourth: (F4) Brothers and Sisters of Adult U.S. Citizens